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Rules, Regulations, And Guidelines:
Entry Fee: There is no entry fee to participate in the Recycle Fashion Show.
Entry Deadline: Application must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2022.
NOTE: No entries after this date will be accepted.
Design Portfolio: (Not Required but highly encouraged to submit.)
Complete portfolio must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2022.
Who may enter: Youth category 8-17 years of age and adult category 17+.
Designers and models must be 8-years of age or older. All participants 17-years-old and younger MUST have parent/guardian signature of consent to participate.
Judging and prizes:
Contestants will be judged how they best display the ability to "reduce, reuse, repurpose, and/or recycle." Prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded and announced.
Youth category: 1st- $350 / 2nd-$250 / 3rd-$150
Adult Category: 1st -$700 / 2nd-$500 / 3rd- $300
1. 50% (minimum) recycled materials or reused/repurposed items that otherwise would end up in our landfills.
2. Design- Remember, higher scores are given for pieces that are designed entirely by you and created from scratch.
1. Title of design
2. List of materials used
3. Design sketch
4. 30 second video (modeling design and a short bio)
5. 2 pictures - front and back
The 7th Annual Recycle Fashion Show
Designers will design, and model will model their wearable art piece.(Designer can also be the model.) The date, time, and location of the judging and mandatory rehearsal time is TBD. Event date is Friday, October 21,2022, at 6PM at the Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center-305 E 5th St, Odessa, TX 79761.
• Materials used in the construction of garments MUST be out of materials that can be recycled (#1-7).
• Designers may use materials for construction such as glue, tape, dyes, marker, staples, thread, zippers, elastic, wire, string, Velcro, boning, buckram, grommets, laces, starch, paint, etc.
• Recycled fabric may only be used as a lining that does not show. The usage of new material should not overpower your total garment. Footwear made from recyclable material is preferred; however, street shoes are acceptable. Shoes must be safe to walk in.
• Garments must be constructed well enough to fit the model and hold together for the stage show. (Models are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable clothes underneath recycled garment).
• Designs cannot be suggestive in design or expose areas of the body usually covered by clothing in a multi-age environment. Appropriate underclothing is also required
• Designers may wear the garment or may choose a model to wear the garment and walk the runway.
• Originality and creativity are encouraged.
• Designs must be made of at least 50% recycled materials or reused/repurposed items that otherwise would end up in our landfills.
• Please make sure that materials used in fashion pieces are safe to yourself and the public.
Garment Creation/Material Suggestions:
• Consider how items can be cut, folded, molded, knotted, shredded, stitched, woven or
reconstructed to make an outfit or specific sections within the design.
• Scraps of textiles or tiles
• Recyclables: paper, plastics, aluminum, steel, cardboard, magazines, books or phone books
• Beverage bottle caps or six-pack rings
• Burlap or plastic bags
• Old toys or games pieces
• Packaging materials
• Found outdoor objects – pine cones, sticks, rocks, flowers, etc.
• Food containers (cleaned out/sanitized)
• Anything found from the garbage or recycling bin (cleaned/sanitized)
Ideas for Finding Materials:
• Ask friends/neighbors to collect materials such as plastic grocery bags for you
• Shrink wrap – any grocery or department store
• Any manufacturing industry, business or corporation
• Canvas scraps – canvas bag industry
• Misc. fabrics – garment industry, upholstery shops, interior designers, carpet samples, etc.
• Burlap bags – coffee roasters
• Silver plastic coffee bags – Coffee Shops
• Recycled materials – Odessa Recycling Center - 816 W. 42nd
Means to Attach Materials:
We encourage the use of environmentally-friendly glues, dyes, paints, resins, etc. and advise contestants to be mindful of the weight of materials being used in the finished product. Suggested items include:
• Hot glue gun or crazy glue
• Machine or hand sewing
• Packing or duct tape
• Safety pins or stapes
• Weaving, braiding, lacing, crocheting or knitting materials
• Paper clips or rubber bands
• Natural adhesives – rice, flour with water mixture or milk/vinegar/baking soda mixture.
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